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20.000 x 16.000 x 0.900 inches
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Painting - Oil On Canvas
My husband, a mutual friend and I were dinning in a hotel by the beach, "Le Lambi", located at Port-au-Prince, Haiti. A fisherman's boat approached the patrons. He was selling cooked baby conch meat with a spicy sauce. A heating plate is set up over a metal sheet in his boat. The source of fire: a few twigs and dried pieces of woods. After warming the baby shells, he used a rock to get the meat out of the shell. He removed the minimal colored skin from the meat, rinsed the white meat with sea water, and placed the warm conch shell meat in a disposable cup into which he sprinkled a homemade hot sauce that he had stored in a gallon, by his makeshift kitchen. He then placed a toothpick over the conch meat for easy picking. The price: $3.00 Haitian dollars equivalent to 0.38 US cents. By curiosity, we approach the fisherman, wondering if we will not get sick. He said, "No. People come to me always and they never get sick." Well, it was the most delicious, natural, "healthy" entree we ever had!
On his boat is written in Creole the word: "JAN PA M", which translates, "MY WAY". Also written in Creole on his boat: "LA Bel Esther", which translates: "The Beautiful Esther"; this is probably his boat's given name or the name of the woman he loves. His boat is numbered: 133; maybe that's his lucky number.
He owns and manages his business enterprise.
He sets his own hours of operation depending on the weather.
He has an infinite free source of supply: the conch in the sea and the sea water for cleaning.
He has no competitors.
He generates economic resources out of nothing to a yield.
He only needs to create few extroverted rapports between his customers and him.
He pays no taxes.
He has an honest face.
He is an IDEAL ENTREPRENEUR!
October 30th, 2011
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